Subject Re: mem fields
From Ken Mayer <>
Date Sun, 31 Jul 2022 14:33:11 -0700
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 7/31/2022 2:24 PM, Charlie wrote:
> I am planing to change two fields in 4 different tables from character to memo.  I have had problems in the past with memo fields causing problems with data changing and other things.  Since then I have updated all tables to the highest level.  Just wondering if this is a good idea or bad idea.  I need more than 254 characters in the fields involved.  Would appreciate opinions.  Thanks!!

This is a "YMMV" (Your Mileage May Vary) thing. I have NEVER had
corrupted memos, never had issues with them. But I also make sure I
close forms, all that, before closing the database. Honestly, you should
be okay. I know some folk will tell you otherwise, but again, I've never
had a problem. I use them all the time. I have tables with multiple memo
fields, some with none, depending on the purpose.


*Ken Mayer*
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